Crystal MacLellan, PhD, MScPT, BSc

Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy


Assistant Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy




MScPT - University of Alberta - 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow - Memorial University of Newfoundland - 2009
PhD - University of Alberta - 2006
BSc - St. Francis Xavier University - 2000


Crystal earned a PhD from University of Alberta in 2006 where she studied neuroprotective strategies for hemorrhagic stroke. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship exploring the effects of stem cell transplantation and rehabilitation on stroke recovery. She obtained her MScPT from University of Alberta in 2012 and has worked in both acute care and private practice settings. She has a special interest in neurological rehabilitation in adults and pediatrics. She joined the Department of Physical Therapy as a full-time instructor in 2017. Teaching interests include neurology and neuroscience, human movement, and clinical supervision.


PTHER 351 - Principles of Human Movement for Rehabilitation

An introduction to the analysis of human movement with an emphasis on kinetics, kinematics, normal gait analysis, motor control and balance. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2021
PTHER 567 - Neuroscience for Rehabilitation

Structures and functions of the human nervous system. Emphasis is on the effects of injury, diseases and rehabilitation training on the nervous system. Prerequisites: PTHER 516.

Fall Term 2021
REHAB 502 - Indigenous Health - Interprofessional Practice

This course is offered in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action. Students will be introduced to contemporary issues, cultural safety and interprofessional practices relevant to Indigenous health in Canada.

Winter Term 2022

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